Wellness & Aesthetics IV Brentwood & Franklin

Care Nashville is proud to announce that as of January 9, 2022, Dr. Anuj Aryal will join our team, adding Ketamine infusion therapy for the management and treatment of depression or PTSD. Dr. Aryal is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.  From the comfort of our private consultation room or through the use of a telehealth visit, Dr. Aryal will discuss the treatment options that will work best for you

What is Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that was developed in 1962 and has been widely used in a variety of settings. Ketamine is FDA-approved as an anesthetic and has a remarkably safe track record in clinical settings. Over the past two decades, researchers have consistently found that low doses of ketamine, administered intravenously (ketamine infusions), produce a rapid anti-depressant effect.

Ketamine is used to treat various chronic pain syndromes, especially those that have a neuropathic component, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Ketamine works quickly to effectively treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and various chronic pain issues that are resistant to traditional treatments.

Learn more about Ketamine Therapy

We often hear the mention of PTSD in our everyday conversations, but what is it?

The National Institute of Mental Health defines Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as “a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event”.  This can include terrifying thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks, being reclusive of anything or even anyone that reminds them of the event. Individuals can begin seeing symptoms of PTSD as early as 3 months after the trauma, but it can also show up years afterward.

PTSD symptoms can disrupt a person’s life, interfering with his ability to maintain relationships and employment.

Care Nashville is now offering ketamine infusion therapy for patients who have been diagnosed with PTSD and who have not found relief from their current treatment regimen. Our treatment protocol for PTSD is as follows: 3 infusions per week, over the course of 2 weeks. Within this time frame, our team will work with you to monitor the efficacy of the treatment, provide you with support, and collaborate with your primary mental health provider (if you so choose) to assist you in meeting your goals. 

Ketamine therapy for depression and PTSD typically consist of 6-8 infusions (two per week/ Monday and Friday) with occasional maintenance infusions when needed.  While there are many successful pharmacologic “treatments” for depression or PTSD, Ketamine has shown to be the most effective therapy available.

Ketamine has also been shown to be very effective in treating the disorders below

  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • Bipolar Depression (BPD)
  • Treatment Resistant Depression (MDD)
  • Depression from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We offer a 10% discount to our veterans and first responders.

Price List:

Initial Ketamine consultation is $250, which can be applied to your 1st treatment.

$500 per Ketamine infusion.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD)  may be added to your ketamine infusion for an additional $100. 

The typical course of treatment consists of 6 to 8 Ketamine infusions. Periodic maintenance infusions are often recommended.

At Care Nashville, we deliver ketamine through intravenous (IV) infusion. Each dose is carefully calculated by our anesthesiologist so your infusion therapy provides the beneficial effects of ketamine. Before you schedule your ketamine infusion therapy, we carefully evaluate your physical health and conduct a thorough review of your medical history. 

Your ketamine treatment is delivered in a private and pleasant setting. The doctor places an IV in your vein, and the infusion begins. Other than a small prick, the treatment is painless. You simply sit back and relax as the ketamine drips into your body.

When dosed appropriately, ketamine can immediately lift your mood, but it doesn’t provide the “high” you may experience with opioids or other drugs. In the 30 minutes following treatment, you remain in our office so we can check your vitals and reaction to the ketamine.

Your ketamine infusion therapy can make you a little groggy, so you should have a loved one or friend drive you home from treatment. By the next morning, you should feel energized again.

Start the journey to improving your health by scheduling a consultation at Care Nashville. To learn more, visit our FAQ page or contact our office directly at 615-591-1965. To schedule a consultation, call our office or fill out our consultation request form and one of our staff members will contact you shortly.